Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrash act VIO-LENCE are expected to sign a deal with an “as-yet-undisclosed record label” to cut a new EP.
The news of VIO-LENCE‘s return to the studio was broken by guitarist Phil Demmel in a recent interview with the “Talk Toomey” podcast.
Speaking about his plans for the coming months, Demmel said (hear audio below): “I’m writing a new VIO-LENCE record. We’re about to sign a deal to do a five-song EP. So we’ll see how that goes and when that can come out.”
Last month, VIO-LENCE parted ways with guitarist Ray Vegas. His temporary replacement for VIO-LENCE shows starting in late February will be former OVERKILL guitarist Bobby Gustafson.
VIO-LENCE released three studio albums between 1988 and 1993. The group reunited soon after Demmel left MACHINE HEAD in late 2018.
VIO-LENCE performed its first comeback concert in April 2019 at the Oakland Metro in Oakland, California and spent the last year playing select shows in the U.S. and Europe.
The band’s current touring lineup consists of Demmel, Gustafson, vocalist Sean Killian, drummer Perry Strickland and bassist Deen Dell.
Although MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn was part of VIO-LENCE‘s classic incarnation and played on the band’s debut album, “Eternal Nightmare”, he wasn’t contacted about doing the comeback shows.